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in europe use switchbacks as a tool, so we took advantage of a vacation to contact three systems in paris, and speak to representative who knew about those three systems. we then confirmd that interview in a phone call with some emails. >> great. >> so let's have jack come up because he can talk to you about the story of our interviews, why we conducted them and some of the information we got from those interviews. >> thank you. and as sharon mentioned when we do our interviews we have two people present and make records of them, so in doing so to continue we spent ten months of our subsequent investigations investigating the muni. during this time muni management continued to insist that using switchbacks as a traffic smoothing tool was good for the majority passengers, yet digging deeper the civil grand jury discovered in fact that the muni had no evidence one way or another about the use or abuse of switchbacks. this was because as many managers repeatedly told us switch backs are commonly and frequently used in other transportation systems around the world. according to one manage
by 0.5%, and the cac 40 in paris gaining 0.4%. earlier, asian stock prices were mostly lower on thursday following an overnight tumble in the u.s. sentiment was weighed down heavily as investors anticipate a fiscal cliff in the u.s. tokyo's nikkei average ended 1.5% lower, extending losses to four days. south korea's kospi lost 1.1%. hong kong shares were down 2.4%. looking at currencies, the yen is keeping a firm tone against the dollar and euro. traders are buying safer currencies like the yen due to a cautious outlook for the global economy. the dollar/yen right now 79.81 po 85. the dollar is also lower against the yen, currently 101.75 to 75. many market players are on the sidelines ahead of a european bank central policy meeting later today. >>> some key japanese economic indicators came out on thursday. they all show signs of a slowdown in business activities. the current account surplus for september shrank for first time in two months. this is a broad measure of foreign trade. finance ministry officials say the account surplus stood at $6.3 billion. that's down about
of people and byron and the rest of the committee and lead by karen paris and friends at the park conservation. we have steve from the engineering group. we have dan -- who i see i missed. excuse me. we have dpw who did the design for the area. we have them with the living classroom and maybe it was going to be in another area but it's going to be here at the port of san francisco and had the help of a number of agencies and the parks department and keeping as gorgeous and welcoming as it is. this part was not a park for long. originally this was supposed to be a terminal and imagine if we can containers stacked around here. instead we have a place for humans to come and enjoy, dogs to come and enjoy, the children come and learn about the natural habitat about one of the areas that is best weather wise and we are proud to reinvent ourselves and use our ability to make it all better. i would like to thank the mta with their vision and the blue green way on cargo lane and of course last but not least the park of rec and park and without them we wouldn't be here today having t
europe in the single digits, moscow with a high of 6, kiev at 9, and london and paris both at 11 and 12 here starting off your weekend. now let's take a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> one more story before we go. a concert was held in vienna featuring the 18th century piano that wolfgang amadeus mozart played in his home. ♪ russian pianist alexander melnikov played the instrument before a small audience at mozart house. the museum and what was once mozart's residence. the piano was sent to vie yaen that from salzburg for the first time since the composer's death more than 200 years ago. the contincert featured pieces composed in that very house. >> we can say that objectively it is an incredible piano and it sounds in such a special way that i believe it can move one to tears. >> the piano is believed to have been made in 1780. mozart bought it soon after he settled in vienna and played it until he died in 1791. the piano is about a meter wide, much smaller than the ones made today. it also has a lighter tone. >> well, it's a shame to know since -- to know what it might have
of concern about europe, our bookings at disney land paris are quite solid. that could be a result of a 20th anniversary celebration there that's really working. but i'd say as we look at our theme park sector, in part because of some of the investments we've made as well. notably california adventure here at disney land in california. we feel good about what we're seeing. there's demand for that product. it's showing up in our pricing and showing up in our advanced bookings. >> how are the advanced bookings looking for the holiday season? >> advanced bookings for the holiday season are looking good. there's a quirk in the calendar. christmas falls on a tuesday. so some of our peak season will also fall into our next quarter because of how the quarter breaks. our bookings for the christmas period overall, which include some spillover into the next quarter, we feel very good about. that's certainly true in california. it's true in florida. it's true in paris. >> bob, the last time we talked, you seemed passionate about the need to fix our debt as a country. i wonder what your take is on presi
paris not resorting to switchbacks regularly. muni agrees there is room for improvement and they will reach out to their peers to study their standard operating procedures but note the claim that others are using procedures similar to muni. the jury answers "the jury approves part of the response about contacting peers. we hope that you contact those systems that were on our list. these systems are seen by the controller as being similar to muni, and have higher reliability and passenger ratings than muni. if muni is going to strife for improvement and go for systems that do not justify a failed mentality. audit muni funds. the audit has control of the funds and working on tep. as the preferred avenue for service. the jury appreciates muni's response. next is train staff for controlled center. muni says staffing is under way for fiscal year 2013 to be completed by the end of the fiscal year and new communications expected in 2015. the jury expects muni's response and the final recommendation is monthly surveys. muni disagrees with the monthly part. they say tha
and walnut creek is happening in just over an hour--chik fillet pari. some are there because they're looking for to something. some are there because they want to protest something. >> it is cold out here but that is not stopping the large group from capping out. this is for the grand opening of chik fillet. the first few people will get free food for a year lot of interest in that. however, there is a protest planned here for 9:00 a.m.. the people are here now for the free food. no protesters here yet. protesters are protesting against what they call the company's donation's against anti-gay organizations. several months ago the company's president came out in strong support of traditional marriage. that caused protests from the gay and lesbian community. lot of protesters coming this morning. you can see a lot of tense. the protest is planned for 9:00 a.m. this morning. if you are planning on getting chicken here in walnut creek you may have to wade through protesters. lot of people try to get free food. it will be a busy morning in walnut creek. 9:00 a.m. the area to watch. thankou mark w
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